Alesis Surge Mesh with Dual-zone Mesh Pads and Expanded Sounds Module
The Surge Mesh Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything a drummer needs to play like a pro. It features a 10” dual-zone mesh snare and three 8” dual-zone mesh tom pads for great feel and natural response, plus an 8” mesh kick tower pad with a pedal. Three cymbals provide a virtually unlimited range of playing expression: a ride cymbal, crash cymbal with choke function, and hi-hat. Not only do the mesh heads deliver unmatched response and playability, the compact size means the Surge Kit goes where larger kits can’t.
The Surge module is filled with sounds—and surprises. The backlit LCD screen makes navigation a breeze. Drum and cymbal buttons are arranged to resemble the layout of a traditional kit, so it’s simple to assign sounds and create kits quickly. The Surge module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 superior drums, cymbal, and percussion sounds included in the Surge module.
Inside the Surge module, you’ll also find valuable extras. The built-in learning features, sixty play-along music tracks, and an onboard metronome allow you to improve your skills. There are even an advanced sequencer and a performance recorder to expand your music-making potential. In addition to the USB MIDI connection for use with computers and mobile devices, the Surge module also offers up some old-school MIDI In and Out jacks so you can hook up to your favorite MIDI-equipped drum machine, sound module, or other audio gear. There is a headphone jack for private practice, plus stereo outs to connect to a PA system, amplifier, or recording console. The stereo aux input allows you to jam along to your favorite tracks on your CD or MP3 player.
Alesis Surge Mesh Head Electronic Drum Set Features:
- All mesh drum heads for a quiet yet natural response
- Dual-zone technology: play two different sounds on each drum
- 10” snare drum, (3) 8” toms, and 8” kick drum
- 10” cymbals: hi-hat, ride w/ choke, crash w/choke
- 4-post chrome rack—super solid and quick to set up
- Kick drum pedal, connection cables, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply included a surge
- 40 (24 Preset + 16 User) ready-to-play classic and modern kits—385 drum and percussion sounds
- 60 built-in play-along tracks, sequencer, metronome, and performance recorder
- CD/MP3 aux input to play along with your own songs
- USB/MIDI connection for virtual instruments and recording software
- MIDI in and out ports connect directly to stand-alone MIDI gear
- Stereo line outputs and headphone output
Alesis Surge Specifications:
|Requirements||For USB-MIDI Performance and System Updates:
Mac: macOS 10.7 or later
Windows: Windows 7 or later
Available USB port
|Drum Kits||40 kits (24 preset kits + 16 user kits)
11 general MIDI kits
|Instruments||385 (drums, percussion, SFX)
7 hi-hat combinations (open/closed)
|Effects||Reverb, 3-band equalizer|
|Sequencer||Normal Mode: 80 songs
Learning Mode: 20 beats, 12 rhythms, 10 patterns
Resolution: 120 ticks per quarter note
Maximum Note Storage: approximately 1600 notes
|Tempo||30 to 280 BPM|
|Display||Backlit segment LCD|
|Connectors||25-pin cable input (9-trigger cable snake)
1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo output (headphones)
1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo input (auxiliary)
2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm trigger inputs (Tom 4 & Crash 2)
2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm outputs (main left & right)
5-pin MIDI input
5-pin MIDI output
USB Type-B port
|Power||9 VDC, 500 mA, center-positive
Note: This appliance is not equipped with the main power switch. Even when the appliance is turned off, the power supply to the appliance is not completely turned off when the power adapter is plugged in. Disconnect the power adapter when not using the appliance for long periods.
|Dimensions (W x H x L)||5.8 x 4.4 x 7.2" / 14.7 x 11.2 x 18.3 cm|
|Weight||1.1 lb / 0.5 kg|
|Package Weight||61.15 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||39.5 x 24 x 11"|
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Alesis Surge Mesh Kit - Frequently Asked Questions
Can I add more pads to the Surge Mesh Kit?
Yes! The Surge module has two unused ports on that back that can be used to connect an additional Tom or Crash pad (not included). These ports will support dual-zone pads when connected with TRS cables.
Can I connect up an audio device and play along?
Yes! you can connect up an MP3 player, phone, Tablet to the Aux input on the module and be able to play along with your favorite tunes.
How can I listen to what I am playing?
On the Surge Mesh Kit, there is a headphone port for when you want to practice or just private listening. On the rear panel of the module, there are 1/4" outputs to go out to a speaker or amplifier system.
Does this have any play-along tracks?
Yes! the Surge Mesh Kit has 60 play-along tracks that available for you to practice with.
Can I connect this to a computer?
There is a USB/MIDI connection for use with virtual instruments and recording software. It is class-compliant which means that it will work with any modern Mac or PC without the need to download any software or drivers. Also, it features MIDI In and Out ports for connecting directly to standalone MIDI gear. Both connections allow for the passing of MIDI information only.
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